4000’ summits, stunning views, and uncrowded trails make
Rangeley a hiker’s paradise.
Why hike in Rangeley?
It’s simple – taller mountains, better views, and fewer crowds than you’ll find anywhere elsewhere in Maine. Downtown Rangeley is just a few miles from two 4,000’ peaks (Saddleback Mountain and Saddleback Horn) and you can reach the trailheads of six others in less than an hour.
Rangeley also has an expansive trail network that includes smaller mountains, nature walks, and waterfalls. There’s something for everyone.
What are the most popular hikes near Rangeley?
Saddleback Mountain – The peak most associated with Rangeley offers stunning views from its above-treeline summit.
Bald Mountain – The observation tower atop this mountain makes it a local favorite.
Can I hike on the Appalachian Trail?
Yes. There are multiple places to access the Appalachian Trail (AT). From Rt. 17, by the Height of Land, there’s a pleasant hike to Long Pond and Sabbath Day Pond. From Rt. 4, you can hike into Piazza Rock and Saddleback Mountain. Because of Rangeley’s proximity to and stewardship of the AT, it was designated an official Appalachian Trail Community in 2012.
Where can I learn more?
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust manages 35 miles of trails and is staffed by outdoor enthusiasts. Stop by their office on Main Street in Rangeley for hiking tips. Ecopelagicon, an outdoor shop in Rangeley, can also offer recommendations, along with any gear you need. This unique shop has been a gathering spot for AT hikers for nearly 20 years. MaineTrailFinder.com is a great resource for directions and trail details.